Calling all holiday shoppers: Small Business Saturday is just around the corner.
Support Pocono business owners while avoiding crowded big-name stores and chain restaurants on November 26.
Why it matters:Isabella Casillas Guzmán, director of the US Small Business Administration, is asking Americans to “buy little” this year.
“As our economy continues to stabilize, it is more important than ever for consumers to shop and dine lightly during the holiday shopping season,” Guzmán said in a statement. “We continue to see positive impacts and opportunities for our small business owners through President Biden’s economic agenda, and Small Business Saturday is another opportunity to further empower American entrepreneurs with our online and local spending and promotion.”
Small Business Saturday was founded in 2011 by American Express as a day dedicated to supporting the diverse range of local businesses that create jobs, help boost the economy and improve neighborhoods across the country.
According to Amex, total projected spending among consumers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday last year hit a record with an estimated total of $23.3 billion.
For more information about Small Business Saturday, visit sba.gov/saturday.
Several Monroe County businesses are participating, read on for our list.
Stagbrook Gifts: The boutique store offers gifts and snacks all Saturday.
Information: 951 Route 390 Cresco, 570-213-9082, stagbrookgifts.com
Auto Valley Group: Lodging promotions at Small Biz Saturday. Download the discount card at mstshoplocal.comInformation: 5801 Milford Road East Stroudsburg, 570-664-2999, autovalleygroup.com
faded lace: The women’s boutique offers a free gift with a purchase over $25 and complimentary gift wrapping.
Information: 4543 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, 570-980-2545
iCue Cigar Lounge: Offering 15% discount on any boxed item. Download the discount card at mstshoplocal.com
Information: 4543 Milford Road, Suite 30, East Stroudsburg, 570-369-4430, icuecigarlounge.com
Pocono Cookies: Pre-order or shop in store for $25 cookie cakes and cookie tubes.
Information: Located at Pocono Bazaar Flea Market, One Municipal Drive, East Stroudsburg, poconocookies.com
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Magnolia Inn and Wellness Center: Offering 25% discount on wellness service packages.Information: 11 Knob Road, Pocono Mount, 570-671-2121, facebook.com/MagnoliaHealingCenter
Pocono Soap: Sales both in store and online at the quaint store.
Information: 10 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, 570-421-1791, pocono-soap.com
Quantitative means: Enjoy a 50% discount on website design and development and a 50% discount on hosting.
Information: 570-620-6350, quantifimedia.com
Snydersville Golf Course: With every gift certificate purchase, receive a free bag of golf tees.
Information: 125 Meadowbrook Lane, Snydersville, 570-992-3336, snydersvillegolfrange.com
Poconos Spice Kitchen: Try Indian food during the weekend buffet for $20 per person.
Information: 1135 N. 9th St., Stroudsburg, 347-824-9122, spicekitchenstroudsburg.com
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Pocono Dessert Company: Offering a 15% discount on complete orders.
Information: 2185 Route 611, Tannersville, poconodessertco.com
For a complete list of local Poconos businesses for any of your needs this holiday season, go to Find a Business or view the business directory at Membership Directory pdf